Choice Options

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What are Choice Options?

Bend-La Pine Schools' choice options provide learning opportunities that are significantly different from our traditional programs, while meeting the same standards and requirements as other schools within the district.

When and how to apply?

High School Choice Option Schools

High School Choice option schools require families to submit an enrollment request form, either online or in person. The enrollment request process is currently CLOSED.

The High School Open Application period is from Monday, January 3 to Friday, March 18 @ 3:00 p.m.

2022-2023 Students

Applications received after March 18, 2022 will be filled on a first come, first served basis should any spots remain.

Learn more about our choice option high schools and how to apply on our Choice Options High schools webpage.


K-8 Choice Option Schools

K-8 Choice option schools require families to submit an enrollment request form, either online or in person. The Interest List form is currently CLOSED.

The K-8 Choice Options lottery period is from Monday, January 3 to Friday, March 18 @ 3:00 p.m.

Applications received after March 18, 2022 will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Learn more about our choice option schools and how to submit an enrollment request next school year on our K-8 Choice Options Schools webpage.


Dual Immersion Schools

The Spanish Dual Immersion Program in Bend-La Pine Schools is a research-based two-way immersion program model. The program begins in kindergarten and continues through high school graduation. There are two different application forms: Incoming Kindergarten and Late Entry Dual Immersion.

The lottery period for incoming Kindergarten Enrollment is from Monday, January 3 to Friday, March 18 @ 3:00 p.m.

The Dual Immersion Late Entry Enrollment Request form is OPEN. Learn more about our Dual Immersion program on the About Spanish Dual Immersion Program webpage.


Choice Option Schools

Learn more about our choice option schools and how to submit an enrollment request on our K-8 Choice Options Schools and Enrollment webpage.

Our K-8 choice option schools and programs are:

Our High School option schools are:


Registration Process:

  • Lottery registration for the 2022-23 school year will open January 3, when we return from winter break.
  • K-8 and incoming Kindergarten lottery registration for the 2022-23 school year will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022. No exceptions will be made for late applications.
  • Interested parents are strongly encouraged to attend parent information meetings and tours for the schools in which they are interested to learn about the lottery process, available transportation, and individual school programs. Program information for each school is provided at that school's information night.
  • Choice option enrollment request forms are available at each choice option school or use our online forms for
  • Students may only apply to ONE magnet school. If multiple applications are filed, ALL applications will be eliminated from the lottery. (Students may apply to a magnet school and to the Spanish Dual Immersion Program and/or a charter school.)
  • Siblings of current magnet students must complete the Choice Options Enrollment Request Form for placement at that same choice options school.
  • Notification of lottery results will be sent by the schools.
  • All student's are still required to enroll at their local boundary school regardless of lottery outcome. Students accepted into a lottery school will have their enrollment transferred.

Eligibility

  • Any student residing within the Bend-La Pine Schools' boundaries is eligible to attend a Choice Option.
  • If resident students do not request all of the space available, non-resident students who have been approved forinter-district transfer in accordance with district procedures may be enrolled.
  • For kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022.
  • Siblings of current magnet students must complete the Choice Options Enrollment Request Form for placement at that same choice options school.

Lottery Process

  • The K-8 lottery will be held after spring break each year and parents will be notified of their student's status by mid-April.
  • Acceptance into one of the magnet programs is non-transferable.

Transportation

Modified bus transportation is available for some magnet schools and programs. Please see the Transportation web page for details.

Waitlist

Once the lottery is completed, and an opening occurs, the first name on the waiting list becomes eligible to fill that spot. A family will have one opportunity to rotate to the bottom of the waiting list, rather than accepting an opening mid-year. The second time a family becomes eligible, they must either accept the opening or be removed from the waiting list.



Learn More About Choice Options

Neighborhood Schools

Bend-La Pine Schools offers robust programs at our neighborhood schools. Discover your neighborhood school through our Attendance Areas web page.

Parents wishing to send their children to a non-magnet school in another attendance area must fill out an Attendance Area Change Request form by March 1.